The Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine at EXPO 2020, Dubai

Published: 1 February 2022

The Living Laboratory was proud to join Scotland’s Digital Health and Wellbeing Day at Expo 2020, part of a five-day programme of exciting, informative, and educational activity.

The Living Laboratory was proud to join Scotland’s Digital Health and Wellbeing Day at Expo 2020, part of a five-day programme of exciting, informative, and educational activity 

Living Laboratory leaders joined the event, which included influential speakers Professor Jason Leitch CBE, Scotland’s National Clinical Director and Ivan McKee, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise. The programme included a series of sessions hosted by the innovation centres from across Scotland, to explore Scotland’s approach and solutions to meeting some of the biggest global healthcare issues. 

Attendees heard of Scotland’s strategy to focus the future of our healthcare system on harnessing innovation through collaboration between government, academia, industry and the NHS. The Living Laboratory exemplifies this approach and, harnessing Glasgow’s existing strengths, greatly accelerates the development and roadmap to implementation of healthcare innovations in clinical settings to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.  

The Living Laboratory was delighted to host the Precision Medicine in Action breakout session with Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, exploring the precision medicine environment in Glasgow and across Scotland, the strengths and opportunities that are available here and the strong and supportive ecosystem that has formed across many years of partnerships and co-development. 

Focussing on the opportunities the Living Laboratory creates for businesses to grow and commercialise, this platform allowed the Living Laboratory team to share the project’s global reach in healthcare innovation and precision medicine and showcase the opportunity the programme offers to facilitate connections between global companies and investors.   

Dr Carol Clugston, Living Laboratory Programme Director, Dean of Corporate Engagement and Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, College of MVLS said: “We are extremely proud to have joined a fantastic programme at Expo 2020 that highlights Scotland’s strengths in research and collaboration and looks across the R&D environment delivering data-driven intelligence and healthcare innovation to provide better diagnosis and healthcare treatments. 

“Delivering our session at Expo 2020, we were able to share our clear message that Scotland, and in particular Glasgow, offers very strong assets, infrastructures, expertise and an openness to collaborate and form partnerships across a range of areas that align with the precision medicine and healthcare innovation agenda.  

“The Living Laboratory provides an excellent programme to drive commercial growth for business, bringing further inward investment to the precision medicine ecosystem and to Scotland, and attending Expo allowed us to showcase these strengths to a global audience.”  

Following our Expo 2020 session, the Living Laboratory will be joining Invest Glasgow and Real Assets Media at the Investing in Health Tech and Precision Medicine panel discussion on Tuesday 8 February.  

This session will explore emerging trends and opportunities for investors in the precision medicine and life science sector in Glasgow. Discussing the current challenges and opportunities in this area and looking to the existing and growing expertise, infrastructures and partnerships. 

Join us to hear the view of market-leading experts from both the public and private sector, and ask your own questions in this live, interactive, online session. 

Find out more information and book your space. 

First published: 1 February 2022